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The Battle of the Atlantic Anniversary Seminar: The Navy's Role in Resilience and Prosperity

10 May 2013 - 11:00am to 5:30pm

On Board HMS Illustrious, London


Adjoa Anyimadu, Research Associate, Africa Programme, Chatham House
Rob Bailey, Senior Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources Department, Chatham House
Bob Dewar CMG, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House
Douglas Guilfoyle, Reader in Law, University College London
Professor Andrew Lambert, Laughton Professor of Naval History in the Department of War Studies, King's College London
Nicholas A Lambert, Associate Fellow, Royal United Services Institute
Professor Douglas McWilliams, Chief Executive, Cebr; Professor of Commerce, Gresham College
Alex Vines OBE, Director of Area Studies and International Law and Head, Africa Programme, Chatham House



May 2013 will mark the seventieth anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic, the longest military campaign of World War II. The dynamics of global maritime security in the decades since the conclusion of WWII have been shifting and complex, and this is reflected in the way in which navies define their peacetime role.

At this seminar members of the Royal Navy, policymakers, academics and maritime experts will consider the strategic importance of the UK's current maritime responsibilities. Discussions will focus on the Royal Navy's involvement in international maritime security, UK foreign policy, global economic development and the UK's prosperity agenda.

Please note that the event will take place aboard HMS Illustrious, which will be moored in London.